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"The Promise and Pitfalls of Citizen Science" Papers

April 5-9, 2021

Papers for "The Promise and Pitfalls of Citizen Science" can be found below.  You will be required to enter a password provided by conference organizers to access them. Please contact Adrianna Link at alink@amphilsoc.org if you are attending the conference but have not yet received the password.

Papers are not to be cited or circulated without the written permission of the author

All events will be held via Zoom (times listed in EDT)

Monday, April 5

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.: Keynote: Past, Present, and Future of Citizen Science

Caren Cooper (Associate Professor, Forestry & Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University)
Arthur Caplan (Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor, Division of Medical Ethics, New York University School of Medicine)

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.: Panel 1: The Promise of Citizen Science

Negotiating the Mushroom Fad: Women and Mycological Work in the Era of Professionalization
Madeline DeDe-Panken (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

Citizen Science and Public Health: The Development of the Infant Incubator
Susan Kattwinkel (College of Charleston)

How Citizen Science is Super-Charging the Study of Evolutionary Adaptation in the Anthropocene
Michael Moore (Living Earth Collaborative, Washington University, St. Louis)

Tuesday, April 6

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.: Panel 2: Historical Perspectives

Citizen Observers in the Eighteenth-century Republic of Meteorological Letters
Jin-Woo Choi (Princeton University)

Traveling Across Citizen Science in Portugal through Old Publications and Museum Collections
Cristina Luís (University of Lisbon)

The Strathmore Meteorite Fall of December 1917
Peter Davidson (National Museums Scotland)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Showcase 

“Transitions in Citizen Science with the GLOBE Program during a Global Pandemic: Shifting Gears from Data Collection to Data Literacy”

Marilé Colón Robles (NASA Langley Research Center/SSAI), Dr. Russane Low (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies), and Brian Campbell (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility/GST, Inc)

Wednesday, April 7

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.: Panel 3: Community Perspectives

Tribal Community Science: Advancing the Understanding of Philosophical Tenets from Local Knowledge Production Processes
Shandin Pete (University of Montana)

Citizen Science for Social Science
Evan Roberts (University of Minnesota)

The Oceans as Site and Subject of Citizen Science
Penelope K. Hardy (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Showcase 

“The Environmental Justice Academy: Strategies for Scientific Inquiry, Knowledge Production, and Citizen Empowerment”

Sheryl Good (Environmental Protection Agency), Ernest “Omar” Muhammad (South Carolina Department of Natural Resources), Joan M. Wesley (Jackson State University), Dana H. Z. Williamson (Environmental Protection Agency), Daphne C. Wilson (Environmental Protection Agency)

Thursday, April 8

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.: Panel 4: Global Perspectives

Stalinist Citizen Science: Grassroots Drug Development in the Early Cold War USSR
Pavel Vasilyev (HSE University St. Petersburg)

"Mr. Crane, the Faithful Husband": Making an "Indicator" and "Flagship" Species for Ugandan Wetland Conservation, 1986 to Present
John Doyle-Raso (Michigan State University)

Study Radio for Revolution: The Making of Amateur Technologies in Socialist China
Yingchuan Yang (Columbia University)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Showcase

“Are We Alone in the Universe? Millions of SETI@home Volunteers Search for ET”

Dan Werthimer (Marilyn and Watson Alberts Chair in Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley)

Friday, April 9

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.: Panel 5: The Pitfalls of Citizen Science

Breaking Bread: Social Media, Personal Intimacies, and Accidental Surveillance on Citizen Scientists
Darcie DeAngelo (Binghamton University)

Conflictual Collaboration: Citizen Science and the Governance of Radioactive Contamination after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Maxime Polleri (McGill University)

The Future is Accessible: "Access" in Citizen Science Must Include Disability Accessibility
Kaitlin Stack Whitney (Rochester Institute of Technology)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Wrap up 

Robert M. Hauser (Executive Officer, American Philosophical Society)
Darlene Cavalier (Founder, SciStarter.org and Professor of Practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University)